September 28, 2019

Transgender people are employed in every industry and profession.  Based on recent estimates by the Williams Institute at UCLA there are over 6,000 transgender people of working age in the Lehigh Valley. 

Many of them are not out yet but are thinking about it.  So...

September 7, 2019

There are few people in the Transgender Community who are more controversial than Caitlyn Jenner.  Whether it is her wealth, her privilege, her support of Donald Trump (and attendance at his inauguration), her association with the Kardashian clan or any number of other...

August 31, 2019

I am thoroughly comfortable with the idea of being a transgender person.  Other than trying to explain the trans experience to others, I have not been overly concerned with the causes for it.  In short, I have been content with “just being,”

That was until this pas...

August 17, 2019

You see it on the news almost every night.  Especially since the most recent Presidential election.  Those with hateful attitudes toward the transgender community are becoming more vocal than ever.  The evidence is all around us and it includes more than just the recen...

August 3, 2019

I got my nails done the other day.  I was getting ready for some important events and I wanted to look my best.

As often happens when you go to a salon, you end-up getting in a chat. At first, we talked about the usual topics – what style I wanted, the weather, traffic....

July 27, 2019

We often wonder just what does it take to move a mountain like getting the larger community to accept (and hopefully) embrace transgender, genderqueer or gender questioning people. 

The truth is that many of us have moved many mountains in our lives.  We have earned deg...

July 20, 2019

I began my so-called “path to transition” at the age of 54.  That is when I finally said the words “I am transgender and I have to live authentically” out loud. 

Of course, I knew that I was trans decades earlier.  I was not able to put a name to it, but I knew the...

July 20, 2019

Its @6pm on a warm Thursday evening and Christine Penn is astride her bicycle and checking her time from her latest criterium ride at the Rodale track in Trexlertown.  Looking tired, but proud in her racing kit she says, “It was faster than last week, but I know I can...

August 21, 2018

while you may be finally stepping out into the light, many of the people in your life begin to experience their own worlds of anxiety

For those in the transgender community who are not satisfied with the sound of their voice, or who are having difficulty achieving a voice that matches their gender identity, everyday can be stressful.  Anxiety is common for transgender individuals who aren’t comfortab...

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